2019 Summer Workshop 

The 2019 AIDL Diplomatic Leadership Workshop was dedicated to

Dr. Houda Abadi

the Founder and Executive Director of Transformative Peace

whose tireless work for peace has been and continues to be an inspiration. 

This workshop was also dedicated to all of the

 Young People of the World

whose goodness and optimism give us hope.

Scroll down to see pictures from the 2019 Workshop

                                                         Welcome to the Center for Ethics

 

          Dr. Wayne Silverman / Director of Development for the Emory Center for Ethics

 

                                                         Peace & Conflict Management

 

          MLK, Jr.’s Philosophy of Non-violence

          Ranger John Jenkins / MLK, Jr. National Historic Site

 

          Media as a Tool for Social Change

          Ms. Jennifer Oddo / Public Relations, Emory University Center for Ethics

 

          Mediation and Conflict Resolution

          Mr. Kemal Budak / Doctorial Student at Emory University

 

           Tour of the Cannon Chapel

           Ms. Sara McKlin / Director of the Emory University Cannon Chapel

                                                                      Diplomacy

 

          Atlanta's International Diplomacy

          Ms. Paulina Guzman / Mayor's Office of International Affairs

 

          US Diplomatic Corps 

          Mr. Andrew Paul / US Department of State, Washington, DC

 

          International Diplomacy

          Ms. Nadia Theodore / Consul General of Canada

 

                                                                       Leadership

 

          Civil Discourse:  Rules for Engagement

          Ms. Natasha Derricks / AP Teacher at Dekalb School of the Arts

          Servant Leadership

          Dr.  Edward Queen / Director, Ethics and Servant Leadership, Emory University

 

                                                                        World Issues

 

          US National Security Council & South Sudan Humanitarian Crisis

          Dr. Charity Butcher / Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Affairs, Kennesaw State University

 

          South Sudan

          Mr. Ngor Kur Mayol  /  Former Lost Boy of the Sudan

          USAID  in the South Sudan

          Ms. Maureen Nealon /  USAID VISTAS Program, Juba, South Sudan

 

          From North Korea to the US:  Tips for Success

          Mr. Sunny K. Park / CEJ of GBM, Inc. and CEO of Global Sun Investments

          Sustainability

          Ms. Taylor Spicer / Emory University Office of Sustainability Initiatives

 

                                                                       Special Guest

 

          Program Debriefing

          Mr. Trevor Williams / Managing Editor for Global Atlanta

                                                                    Featured Speaker

 

          Peace Through Unity

          Ms.  Dania Ibrahim  / Founder of the Picnic for Peace at GA Tech and 2018 AIDL Peacebuilder Award recipient

Day 1 at the Emory University Center for Ethics:   a warm welcome to Emory;  an intro to Ethics; establishing "Guidelines for Engagement";  MLK Jr.'s philosophy of non-violence;  making a difference with Sustainable Initiatives;  preparation for the National Security Council simulation;  a tour of the Emory campus

   
 

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     Civil Discourse:  Rules for Engagement

               Ms. Natasha Derricks

     AP Teacher at Dekalb School of the Arts

Welcome to Emory & Intro to Ethics

Dr. Wayne Silverman

Dir. of Development at  Emory Center for Ethics

            MLK, Jr.’s Philosophy of Non-violence

                           Ranger John Jenkins

                 MLK, Jr. National Historic Site

Sustainability

Ms. Taylor Spicer

Emory University Office of Sustainability Initiatives

Day 2:   learning about servant leadership from one of Emory's finest;   a Zoom session with a Foreign Service Officer in Washington, D.C.;  a visit from the Consul General of Canada;  learning about diplomatic protocol from Atlanta's Global Engagement Officer;  and meeting an interfaith activist

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                    Servant Leadership

                    Dr.  Edward Queen

 Director, Ethics & Servant Leadership, Emory 

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                   US Diplomatic Corps 

                      Mr. Andrew Paul 

      US Department of State, Washington, DC

                    International Diplomacy

                      Ms. Nadia Theodore 

                  Consul General of Canada

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   Atlanta's International Diplomacy

              Ms. Paulina Guzman

Mayor's Office of International Affairs

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Day 3: a visit from a former Lost Boy of the Sudan - stories from a refugee camp;  a primer about US policy making;  preparation for our National Security Council simulation;  opening statements and first round of discussions;  a visit to the Cannon Chapel - all faiths working together in harmony

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                            The South Sudan

                           Mr. Ngor Kur Mayol 

                        Former Lost Boy of the Sudan

                 Mediation and Conflict Resolution

                           Mr. Kemal Budak 

             Doctorial Student at Emory University

US National Security Council & South Sudan      Humanitarian Crisis:  Dr. Charity Butcher Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University 

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Tour of the Cannon Chapel

  Ms. Sara McKlin

   Director of  Emory's Cannon Chapel

Day 4: round two of our NSC simulation:  a Skype with a UN volunteer in the South Sudan;  success stories about using social media for social change;   and tips for success from a Most Influential Atlantan

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    From North Korea to the US: Tips for Success

Mr. Sunny K. Park

CEO of Global Sun Investments

  Media as a Tool for Social Change

 Ms. Jennifer Oddo

Emory Center for Ethics

  USAID  in the South Sudan

    Ms. Maureen Nealon

  USAID , Skype from Juba, South Sudan

      US National Security Council

  & South Sudan Humanitarian Crisis 

 Dr. Charity Butcher,  Kennesaw State 

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Day 5: a morning spent in reflection;  a debriefing by the Managing Editor of Global Atlanta;   the closing talk by Dania Ibrahim - "Peacebuilding";   the certificate ceremony;  and, of course, the reception

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Program Debriefing

Mr. Trevor Williams 

Managing Editor of Global Atlanta

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Featured Speaker - Peacebuilding through Unity

Ms. Dania Ibrahim

2018 AIDL Peacebuilder Award Recipient 

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The Atlanta Institute for Diplomatic Leadership's 2019 Cohort.